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February’s 2017 Cervi Roping Expecting Huge Payouts


The Mike Cervi Jr. Memorial Team Roping charges into the Casa Grande Rodeo Grounds in Arizona Wednesday February 22th of 2017, right in the middle of Casa Grande Cowboy Days. The 2016 roping saw a record shredding 202 teams and a total payout of over $109,000. “Last year’s format worked so well, we’re keeping it the same, and it’s likely to be even bigger,” said roping producer George Aros.

The Cervi Pro Classic is a 5 steer average, with money paid on the short go and the final. It will once again offer a $2,500 per man incentive for the #15 or lower team with the fastest time on four. The incentive has been just the ticket for up-and-coming teams to take the plunge into the Cervi and it has contributed to the surge of entires. “This is a real shot for those teams to be able to rope along side the best of the best, and still get a piece of the action” added Aros. The entry fees for the Cervi are $350 per roper, enter three times. Fees can be paid by check through January 31, 2017. After that date, it is cash or credit card only.

The Cervi is famous for its huge payouts, and with over $40,000 added again this year from generous sponsors, there will certainly be some big checks being cut. There will be an impressive prize line as well, including the coveted Cervi buckle from Gist, and custom Running P Saddles to the winners. Prizes also include boots, breast collars, bits, feed, supplements and much more. All competitors are treated to food and drinks in the VIP tent throughout the day. As always, The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund will come out a big winner, as the roping raises funds for the charity. The 2016 Cervi topped the $200,000 mark in total money raised for the fund.


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The Tuesday Cervi Pre-Ropings are lucrative events as well. Often seen as the dress rehearsal to test out the cattle, arena and score, the Pre-Ropings are known for payouts that rival many major events. The first roping will be a #13 starting at noon, followed by a #15. The Open runs after the #15, allowing pros who competed in the Tucson Rodeo earlier in the day plenty of time to haul up and settle in. All the Tuesday ropings feature the same format of a 4 steer average, pick two partners for $150 a man, with an 80% payback.



Cervi Pro-Am


The crowd-pleasing 6th Annual Cervi Pro-Am Benefit Roping will get things started Wednesday at 9:00AM. This event affords a fantastic opportunity for any #4 or under roper to partner with one of the best in the world over 3 full rounds of competition. Even with a $500 entry fee, the 10 highly coveted header and heeler slots in Pro-Am fill quickly every year. All teams will receive an embroidered jacket from Wrangler, caps, team photo and all day entry pass for the Cervi VIP tent. The average winners will receive the same buckle as the Cervi Pro Classic winners, and go-round winners will receive buckles as well. Proceeds from the Pro-Am will go to the Justin Crisis Fund.


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A few highlights of the 2016 Cervi Roping


Rogers ad Petska


JoshSiggins & LaneSiggins





Snow & Kessler


Kalie Peterson


Kaleb Driggers


Beers & Cooper



Rhett Anderson


Cervi photos by Kristen Spinning



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